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Helen Gurley Brown Death

Six Decades Of Cosmo Covers Show How 'Sexy' Has (And Hasn't) Changed

Posted 08.13.2013 | Style

Cosmopolitan has been around since 1886, but it wasn't until Helen Gurley Brown took the reins in 1965 that things starting getting... sexier. As the ...

LOOK: Helen Gurley Brown Sums Up What Your Place Says About You

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 08.13.2013 | HuffPost Home

On this day last year, I learned that my imaginary fairy godmother Helen Gurley Brown passed away. Though she's departed this world for the great edit...

Helen Gurley Brown: The Great Cosmo Girl, Editor, Trailblazer and Friend Remembered

Liz Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Media
Liz Smith

Helen didn't tell women how they had to be. She offered them a choice. With a cherry on top, a push-up bra, an often overlooked pragmatism, and plain good horse sense.

Our Commenters Remember Helen Gurley Brown

Brittany Binowski | Posted 08.15.2012 | Women

Helen Gurley Brown may be gone, but her message to women that they can do anything -- and, with a few caveats, anyone -- they wanted lives on. Many...

Helen Gurley B. and Me

Steven Nereo | Posted 10.15.2012 | Media
Steven Nereo

If there is a straight and sometimes-high-five-throwing male out there who can claim more influence on their life from Helen Gurley Brown, I'd love to meet him. Until then I'm proclaiming myself as her absolute number one fan.

Catholic School and Helen Gurley Brown

Marlo Thomas | Posted 10.15.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

A secretary-turned-copywriter-turned author, Helen rocked the culture with her revolutionary ideas about women and sexuality -- and she did so without fear or apology.

Why You and I Need to Thank Cosmopolitan's Helen Gurley Brown -- RIP

Bonnie Fuller | Posted 10.15.2012 | Entertainment
Bonnie Fuller

When Cosmopolitan magazine's legendary editor Helen Gurley Brown, 90, passed away on Aug. 13, I lost a friend and mentor. But we all lost the woman who blew open the doors of opportunity for us all.

Helen Gurley Brown, I'll Miss You

Nancy Wurtzel | Posted 10.14.2012 | Fifty
Nancy Wurtzel

When I found out Girly was actually Gurley, I was taken aback and perplexed. How could I have gone years and years and never known this? I'd felt an affinity for this woman who could appear so relaxed and so at comfortable in her own skin. Her nickname, "girly," made her relatable.

Dear Pussycat: Remembering Helen Gurley Brown

Jocelyn Kelley | Posted 10.14.2012 | Home
Jocelyn Kelley

She was so cutting edge that the magazine still retains her voice to this day. While her magazine work is enormously impactful on our media culture, her books will have indelible staying power.

Helen Gurley Brown: The 'Mouseburger' Who Roared

Barbara Hannah Grufferman | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Barbara Hannah Grufferman

My mother did something that was straight out of Brown's book: She married the boss.

Helen Gurley Brown: Champion Of The Single Woman

Melanie Notkin | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Melanie Notkin

While Friedan set out to help make women equal among men, Gurley Brown set out to make single women equal among all women.

LOOK: Helen Gurley Brown's Best Quotes

The Huffington Post | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women

Helen Gurley Brown unquestionably changed the face of women's media. She transformed Cosmopolitan when she served as its editor-in-chief of from 1965 ...

A Salute To The Ultimate 'Cosmo Girl'

Brie Dyas | Posted 10.13.2012 | Style
Brie Dyas

To proclaim to be a "Cosmo girl" nowadays is to have the world look at you with a half-smirk and assume your literary knowledge is limited to romance novels. You're just that: A girl, not a woman. But that wasn't always the case.

PHOTOS: How Helen Gurley Brown's Timeless Style Will Have A Lasting Impact

Posted 08.13.2012 | Style

Throughout her influential life, Helen Gurley Brown was known for pioneering a sexually-empowered lifestyle (think: Joan Holloway from "Mad Men"). And...

LOOK: Women React To Helen Gurley Brown's Death On Twitter

Posted 08.13.2012 | Women

As the news broke Monday afternoon of Helen Gurley Brown's death, women took to Twitter to mourn the loss of the iconic former Cosmopolitan editor in ...